Ohio Woman Wants ‘Whites Only’ Pool Sign Reinstated

By Bonnie Messbarger

A woman in Ohio continues to claim that having a ‘Whites Only’ sign hung at the public pool is not racist.  The landlord claims that young black women’s hair products make her pool cloudy. The Ohio Civil Rights Commission ruled that the sign “restricts the social contact between Caucasians and African Americans as well as reinforcing discrimination actions that are aimed at oppressing all ‘people of color.’” Despite the Commission’s ruling, the woman still insists that her sign is not racist. Now she is asking the Ohio Civil Rights Commission to reconsider their ruling, changing her argument to assert that the sign is an antique and therefore apart of her heritage. Antique or not, hopefully the Civil Rights Commission will continue to reject this woman’s plea for the right to hang this incredibly racist sign.

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